My story with the building on Titnago street nr. 10 started in 1989 -1990. Once upon a time, while dealing with some matters with chief architect Almantas Mureika, I got an inquiry whether I do not need a creative workshop. I needed the space, so I clamped on that hook.
I remember it was spring when I first visited the site. Nature was freshly awakened. I arrived on a Port street, nicely paved with stone. On the crossroads, the remnants of an old advertising post were visible within a background of a huge old ash tree foliage. Someone was busy gardening the grounds, a smell of grilled meat was in the air. My eyes were hurting from the vivid yellow flower field. Though the city center near the industrial harbour, however felt like a village. And here, a ghostly and abandoned house was standing with a small tower (more like turret) on the street side, though this turret barely holding up and seemed to crumble any minute now. A venture and excitement chained me to this place that very moment.
But how to fix it, where to start, for what ??? Many questions, no answers, but …. I soon rented this ruin. First, I covered the windows with boards protecting the survived value from thieves and began to organize the restoration project. Together with fellow architects Algis Sviderskas and Edmundas Andrijauskas went though a troublesome process which led me even to Vilnius the head of monument preservation, colleague Vytautas Zubovas, who helped considerably. Later on followed a tiresome contruction work, though over the course of 5 years I gradually finished and settled.